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prompt

1. Commerce
a. the time limit allowed for payment of the debt incurred by purchasing goods or services on credit
b. the contract specifying this time limit
c. a memorandum sent to a purchaser to remind him of the time limit and the sum due
2. an aid to the operator of a computer in the form of a question or statement that appears on the screen showing that the equipment is ready to proceed and indicating the options available
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

prompt

[prämpt]
(computer science)
A message or format displayed on the screen of a computer terminal that requires the user to respond in some way before processing can continue.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

prompt

A message displayed on screen that requests action from the user, such as "Enter Employee Name" or "Press 1 to Continue."

Command Prompts Are Brief
Command-driven systems do not offer a menu and require that users know the commands beforehand and type them in correctly spelled. When ready to accept the next command, they display a simple prompt such as the dollar sign ($) in Unix and Linux. In the DOS command line, the prompt is the drive letter, folder name and right arrow (>); for example: c:\backup>. The command line prompt in dBASE is nothing more than a single dot (.).
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It was one evening, when being brought, as I may say, to the last gasp, I think I may truly say I was distracted and raving, when prompted by I know not what spirit, and, as it were, doing I did not know what or why, I dressed me (for I had still pretty good clothes) and went out.
This was the bait; and the devil, who I said laid the snare, as readily prompted me as if he had spoke, for I remember, and shall never forget it, 'twas like a voice spoken to me over my shoulder, 'Take the bundle; be quick; do it this moment.' It was no sooner said but I stepped into the shop, and with my back to the wench, as if I had stood up for a cart that was going by, I put my hand behind me and took the bundle, and went off with it, the maid or the fellow not perceiving me, or any one else.
And she would seat herself at the piano and play as her humor prompted her while the young woman read the letter.
The rulings reverse previous Court of Appeals decisions that held plaintiffs cannot sustain prompt payment claims if the insurer paid the appraisal award.
Founded by Dr Karim Kader, head of Urologic Oncology at UC San Diego, Prompt PGS provides lifetime risk assessment for prostate cancer and offers decision tools for recommending screening frequency.
The residents in a separate interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Nsukka on Tuesday said that the prompt evacuation of refuse heaps by workers of the agency had made Nsukka town to be neat.
A top official with the Indian central bank has said that better performing banks would be excluded from the apex bank's prompt corrective action.
GAA Managing Director Mark Hahn represented Prompt Direct in the deal, which was initially announced in April.
Recent research and reviews (Bancroft, Weiss, Libby, & Ahearn, 2011; Cuvo, Davis, O'Reilly, Mooney, & Crowley, 1992; Demchak, 1990; Grow et al., 2009; Libby, Weiss, Bancroft, & Ahearn, 2008; MacDuff, Krantz, & McClannahan, 1993; McKay, Weiss, Dickson, & Ahearn, 2014) have explored the efficacy of different prompt hierarchies, prompt fading procedures, and error correction procedures on the acquisition of behavior chains.
In addition, an immediate feedback mechanism was set up in our system, so that when the learner chooses the wrong answer, the system will provide a prompt with the correct concept for relearning.
The prompt was first spotted by Reddit and Twitter users who discovered it while trying to sign-up for a new Facebook account.
do not necessarily measure knowledge construction, concept maps can be used to assess knowledge constructed in response to the discussion board prompt.